Apps, Technology and Younger Learners

International evidence for teaching
by Natalia Kucirkova & Garry Falloon
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Publication Date: November 10, 2016

ISBN: 9781317402466

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges, potential and theoretical possibilities of apps and considers the processes of change for education and home learning environments. Drawing together a diverse team of international contributors, it addresses the specific features, context of use and content of apps to uncover the importance of these tools for young children’s learning.

Apps, Technology and Younger Learners focuses on ways that apps support early years and primary school learning, connect various learning spaces and engage children in a range of edutainment and knowledge-building activities. In each chapter, the current state of knowledge and key research questions in the field for future study are identified, with clear messages provided at the end of each chapter.

Focusing on empirical studies and strong theoretical frameworks, this book covers four key parts:

  • Understanding the learning potential of children’s apps;
  • Key app challenges;
  • Empirical evidence;
  • Future avenues.

This book is an essential guide for educators, post-graduate students, researchers and all those interested in the advantages or challenges that may result from integrating apps into early education.